SHINE STOPPER Instant Matte Finish with MICROSPONGE® Technology
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SHINE STOPPER Instant Matte Finish with MICROSPONGE® Technology
This oil-control primer gives you a silky, powder-like finish that controls oil, minimizes the appearance of pores, and wears beautifully.

SHINE STOPPER Instant Matte Finish with MICROSPONGE® Technology

Based on 432 reviews

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This oil-control primer gives you a silky, powder-like finish that controls oil, minimizes the appearance of pores, and wears beautifully.
  • Unique MICROSPONGE® Technology controls shine
  • Can be worn alone or under makeup
  • Keeps oil under control for hours
Skin Types:
Oily Skin, Combination Skin
Concerns:
Enlarged Pores

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    1 oz
    $24.00
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    $1.00

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Why is it different?
SHINE STOPPER Instant Matte Finish has an oil-absorbing formula that works quickly to keep oily skin shine-free. Its unique MICROSPONGE® Technology works invisibly to keep oily shine in check while minimizing the appearance of pores.
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What does it do?
The weightless formula dries to a soft, powder-like finish that smooths out skin imperfections. Can be worn alone or under makeup to help it stay in place all day long. Dab a tiny bit on during the day to maintain results.
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How to use

Dispense a pea-sized amount and using clean fingers or a foundation sponge, dab (do not rub) lightly over oily areas as the last step of your skincare routine or over your foundation. If you wish to apply powder or blush over SHINE STOPPER, let SHINE STOPPER set completely first. Reapply as needed.

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Research

International Journal of Cosmetic Science, Epublication, July 2010

Molecular Pharmaceutics, September–October 2009, pages 1,441–1,448

British Journal of Dermatology, November 2006, pages 890–894; and www.microsponge.com.

Ingredients
Key Ingredients glycerin silicone
Product Ingredients

Water, Methyl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing/absorbent), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient/texture-enhancing), Dimethicone (hydration), Cetearyl Alcohol (emollient/texture-enhancing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), PEG-100 Stearate (emollient/texture-enhancing), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (absorbent), Glyceryl Stearate, Myristyl Myristate (texture-enhancing), Ceteareth-20 (texture-enhancing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Benzyl Alcohol (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

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4.3

(based on 432 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (303)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (33)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (85)
  • Mattifies/controls oil (68)
  • Easy to use (59)
  • Works effectively (57)
  • Non-greasy (22)

Cons

  • Ineffective (7)
  • Difficult to use (4)
  • Not effective (4)
  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (21)
  • Oil control (13)
  • Oily skin (11)
  • Enlarged pores (9)
  • Breakouts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (60), Survivalist / minimalist (35), Beauty expert (17), Skin care professional (4)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (66), Oily (63)

Reviewed by 432 customers

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1.0

Saddened that this product did not work for me.

By Oily Meg

from Charleston, SC

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Irritates Skin
    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

      I have always had extremely oily skin. I blot every day, multiple times a day! Even when using a primer, mattifier, powder, and setting spray. Such is the way of life for me. This was one of the first mattifying primers I tried and I assumed that my skin was just too oily for a product like this to work for! It also seemed to clog my pores as I began breaking out after using this product. It wasn't until I recently tried a new primer that I realized that this product just wasn't the right one for my skin type. Primers can work for me! Just not this one. I had high hopes because this works so well for others, just be aware that there are a few of us who may not see such great results. :(

      • Skin Type:
      • Oily
      • Age:
      • 18-29
       
      4.0

      Oil Control

      By Laura

      from Moorhead, MN

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Enlarged Pores
        • Sensitive Skin

        I use this product everyday and it helps for at least a couple hours. I wouldn't expect any oil control product to last all day, yet this is the best I've found. Just an observation though, on the website when you click on the description of the product it says for use UNDER makeup, then when you read the how to use it says.....the last step of your skincare routine or OVER your foundation. It's for use OVER your foundation, but this could be confusing until you get the product at home and read the directions.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 30-44
         
        5.0

        Love it!

        By Nicole

        from Edmonton, Alberta

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Mattifying
        • Oil absorbing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Enlarged Pores
          • Oily skin

          I love this product. I have oily skin and sweat very easily and have tried blotting sheets that offer very temporary relief. I bought some samples of this product because of the excellent ratings and loved the results. The moment that pushed me to purchase a full size of it was when I used it after sweating up a storm dancing at a wedding - I first blotted the sweat off with a paper towel and then applied the shine stopped and I instantly looked as fresh as I did at the beginning of the day! Amazing!

          Service and delivery comments:

          PC usually ships within 24 hours of my order and I usually receive it in Canada within 4-7 business days. I also love that I can track my package!

          • Skin Type:
          • Oily
          • Age:
          • 18-29
           
          5.0

          great product

          By Musha

          from Kingston ON

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            I am totally satisfied with this product. it does more than i was expecting it to do. i have such an oily skin, especially during the summer months my face is quite shiny- not the kind we look to have though. So i had a trial sample from Paula's Choice and feeling very happy about the product so I would order a full size soon.

            • Skin Type:
            • Oily
            • Age:
            • 30-44
             
            5.0

            Works when I put it under my makeup!

            By Lindsey

            from CT

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Shine Stoppper keeps my shine and oil away for the whole work day when I dab it on my entire face before makeup. It really doesn't take that long to do, it dries quickly, and it does an excellent job of creating a matte finish on my skin without drying or flaking. I'm not a fan of powder products. They are difficult to re apply when needed without looking cakey. I just use this and liquid foundation and I'm good to go.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 30-44
               
              5.0

              LOVE this product!

              By Pam E

              from Deep South

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                I discovered this product a few years ago and have been a loyal customer since. When I first used it, I applied it under my make-up. Eh, not so good. So I decided to read the directions (yeah, hadn't done that the first time) and it specifically said to apply ON TOP OF your make-up. I followed directions and was very pleased with the results. My nose, chin, and forehead tend to be oily, and a dab of this stuff really does control the shine, and that's saying something for my skin. I live in the Deep South where it is very hot and humid in the summer, and while I may have a little break through shine during this time of year, it is nothing compared to the shine I'd have without Shine Stopper. Can't do without this product. Five stars!

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination
                • Age:
                • 45-59
                 
                5.0

                Love it now; how to use...

                By LTT

                from Knoxville tn

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Mattifies
                • Non-Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Makeup lasts longer
                  • Mattifies

                  I've had this for a long time and couldn't quite figure out how to use it. I saw a video about another product and it dawned on me. After you apply makeup, give it a few minutes to settle in, repowder nose if needed. Hopefully you've used a beauty blender type sponge to do your makeup. Squirt a small dab of product on the back of your hand and dab it with your finger so that it's not just in one blob. Lightly dab the sponge into the product and press onto nose, then keep dabbing and blending out to any areas that tend to get shiny. This works!

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Excellent

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Dry
                  • Age:
                  • 60+
                   
                  4.0

                  Life saver

                  By Lind

                  from Singapore

                  About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Mattifies/Controls Oil
                  • Works Effectively

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use

                  Best Uses

                  • Excess sebum

                  Comments about SHINE STOPPER - 1 oz:

                  This is the best product I've tried so far that doesn't clog my pores (powders etc...).
                  I don't need coverage, and just want to reduce the excess sebum/shine/sticky feeling off of my face.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  The only downside to this, is that I have to pat it in.. which is takes a bit of time.. so it takes a while to apply to my whole face.
                  Does anyone know how to apply this all over the face quickly?

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  I would not buy again

                  By Mojo

                  from Toronto

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Use
                    • Ineffective
                    • Irritates Skin

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about SHINE STOPPER - 1 oz:

                      I find that it stings when I use it, also it leaves white marks even though I blend it in. Doesn't control oil.

                       
                      5.0

                      My MUST HAVE product!

                      By Jackie K

                      from Portland, OR

                      About Me Beauty Conscious

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Mattifies/Controls Oil
                      • Works Effectively

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about SHINE STOPPER - 1 oz:

                          I am super oily, and this is the only product I swear by. I pat a pea sized amount onto my t-zone and I can either wear makeup or not, but it will keep me shine free all day. I swear by this stuff, and that's saying a lot!

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